Monday, May 2, 2011

We've all heard of Spaghetti westerns, well now we have what are called Sukiyaki westerns.

Sukiyaki Western Django (スキヤキ ウェスタン ジャンゴ Sukiyaki Uesutan Jango) is a 2007 Japanese film by Takashi Miike. The title of this English language western refers to the Japanese dish, sukiyaki, as well as Sergio Corbucci's spaghetti western film, Django. It also takes inspiration from the "Man with No Name" stock character variously used in the spaghetti western genre but most notably in the Dollars trilogy by Sergio Leone (initially inspired by Akira Kurosawa's jidaigeki film Yojimbo, which may have been inspired by the novel Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett).

The Good, the Bad, the Weird (좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈, Joheun nom nabbeun nom isanghan nom) is a 2008 South Korean western film directed by Kim Ji-woon, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jung Woo-sung. It was inspired by Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
The film premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was released on a limited basis in the U.S on April 23, 2010.

Django Unchained: Name of Quentin Tarantino's new film project leaked - a western slave movie starring Christoph Waltz.

After much speculation that Quentin Tarantino's next movie would be a spaghetti western, a picture of what appeared to be the front of the final script was leaked online yesterday.

'It's a western whose lead character is a former slave who is in league with Waltz to save his wife from an evil plantation owner,' Tarantino's agency WME said.

Tarantino, 48, has now handed in the final draft of the script to the Weinstein Company.

Tarantino as Ringo

The movie is said to be inspired by not only the 1966 movie Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci, but also the unorthodox 2007 Japanese remake by director Takashi Miike, called Sukiyaki Western Django, which featured Tarantino in a cameo as a character named Ringo.

Django Unchained will reunite Tarantino with Pulp Fiction producer Stacey Sher with the movie scheduled to begin production in the autumn.

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